By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
2023 is finally here, and this should bring a lot of excitement when it comes to television with new series set to premiere and the return of our favorite shows from their winter hiatus.
Sunday night kicks off with the series premiere of Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches on AMC, starring Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus, Percy Jackson & the Olympians movies) as an accomplished neurosurgeon who learns that she is heiress to a dynasty of witches. The series is based on Anna Rice’s literary trilogy titled Lives of the Mayfair Witches. This series marks the return of veteran actor Harry Hamlin (Clash of the Titans, L.A. Law) to series television. Lastly, AMC+ has the first two episodes to watch now. New episodes arrive each Thursday on the streaming service.
Also, Sunday night sees the (two-night) series premiere of Alert: Missing Persons Unit, starring Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0). This new series (with its regular timeslot being on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET, starting January 9th) is set in Philadelphia and follows a police unit that tackles missing person cases. As such, each week will have a new case, and based on the trailers, it looks like a tense, character-driven drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Tuesday night kicks off the award season with the 80th edition of the Golden Globes. Willow wraps its first season this Wednesday on Disney Plus.
Hunters, a Nazi-hunting series starring Al Pacino, returns for its second and final season on Amazon Prime Video on Friday. Also, on Friday, Servant returns for its fourth and final season.
For more information about the upcoming week, the listing below will have it all for you.
In television news, Netflix has renewed the (extremely) popular Wednesday series for a second season. Yes, this move was expected, yet it took awhile and Netflix has a history of not being generous with their renewals, as evidenced in the most recent cancellations of Warrior Nun and 1899.
Fire Country was renewed for a second season by CBS. AMC has decided, though, to cancel 61st Street, and Invitation to a Bonfire as part of its cost-cutting measures.
Looking at the rest of 2023; there is a lot of excitement in store for us TV fans: the debut of The Last of Us, the fourth and final season of Jack Ryan, the third/final installment of Picard, and the fifth and final season of Stranger Things. Ahsoka debuts sometime in 2023 and the fourth season of True Detective stars Jodie Foster. Lastly, Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to genre fare in Wolf Pack and The Fall of the House of Usher.
As always, we will be here weekly with our picks throughout the year, so keep coming back to see what else we are talking about. Oh, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Have a great week!
New: Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Hunters
On-going: Jack Ryan, Top Gun: Maverick, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Doom Patrol, His Dark Materials, Wednesday, 1899, Warrior Nun, The Crown, Titans, Manifest, The Walking Dead, Interview with the Vampire, Pennyworth, La Brea, FBI, 9-1-1, Law and Order: Organized Crime, Quantum Leap, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fate: Winx Saga, House of the Dragon, She-Hulk, Evil.
Binge / Re-watch: The FBIs, Jack Ryan, The Witcher, Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.
On-going: Willow, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Jack Ryan.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, January 08, 2023
NETFLIX Alchemy of Souls [2nd Season Finale]
AMC+ Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches: The Witching Hour / The Dark Place [Series Premiere]
Based on Anne Rice’s bestseller, this dark drama follows a neurosurgeon who learns she is heir to a family of witches. Click here for more information.
PARAMOUNT+ Devotion [Movie]
The true story of the first Black aviator in U.S. Navy history and his enduring friendship with fellow fighter pilot, who both became heroes during the Korean War. Click here for more information.
FOX Alert: Missing Persons Unit: Chloe [Two-Nights Series Premiere]
A character-driven police procedural drama set in the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit (MPU). When police officer Nikki Batista’s son goes missing, she joins the special unit to help other people find their loved ones, even as she searches for her own. “Alert: Missing Persons Unit” is a procedural drama with a heart-pounding, life-or-death search for a missing person in each episode, running alongside Nikki and her ex-husband’s quest to find out the truth about their long-lost son. It’s a case-of-the-week show with a case-of-a-lifetime story running through it — a story that alternately brings the two main characters gut-wrenching heartache and heart-pounding joy. Click here for more information.
PBS Miss Scarlet & The Duke: The Vanishing [3rd Season Premiere]
NBC Sunday Night Football: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers [36th Season Finale]
CBS East New York [1st Season Winter Premiere]
PBS All Creatures Great and Small: Second Time Lucky [3rd Season Premiere]
BBCA/IFC/WE TV/AMC/SUNDANCE Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches: The Witching Hour [Series Premiere]
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang [13th Season Winter Premiere]
SHOWTIME George & Tammy: Justified & Ancient [1st Season Finale]
FOX Family Guy: Love Story Guy [21st Season Winter Premiere]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Blood Bank [14th Season Winter Premiere]
PBS Vienna Blood: Deadly Communion Part 1 [3rd Season Premiere]
Monday, January 09, 2023
HULU Koala Man [Series Premiere / Animated]
KOALA MAN follows middle-aged dad Kevin and his titular secret identity, whose only superpower is a burning passion for following rules and snuffing out petty crime. Koala Man is on a quest to clean up the town of Dapto, often roping his frustrated family into his increasingly bizarre adventures. Click here for more information.
CBS NCIS: Too Many Cooks [New Episode – Special Time]
CBS NCIS: Hawai’i: Deep Fake [New Episode – Special Time]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: A Long Time Coming [New Episode – Special Night]
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
BRITBOX Here We Go [Special]
NBC 80th Golden Globe Awards
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
DISNEY+ Gina Yei [Series Premiere]
Gina, won a scholarship at the Instituto Musical del Caribe. Her ultimate dream is to compose songs for great artists and let everyone know her ideas and feelings, but she finds things seem immensely more complex than she expected. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX In With The Old: A Federal Revival In Provo, Utah [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Noise [Movie]
A search for her missing daughter leads a mother to a support network, where she bonds with other women whose lives have been destroyed by violence. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Sexify [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Willow [1st Season Finale]
DISNEY Superkitties: The Great Yarn Caper/Get The Boot [Series Premiere / Animated]
It tells the story of four fierce and furry superhero kittens who are on a mission to make Kittydale a more caring and “pawesome” place. Click here for more information.
ABC The Conners: Two More Years and a Stolen Rose [5th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Name That Tune: The Main Event For Big Gold [3rd Season Premiere]
ABC The Goldbergs: Blade Runner: The Musical [10th Season Winter Premiere]
FOX Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test: Mindset [Time Slot Premiere]
HBO Hard Knocks In Season: The Arizona Cardinals [2nd Season Finale]
CBS Tough as Nails: I Look Like Curious George [Time Slot Premiere]
Thursday, January 12, 2023
NETFLIX Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House [Series Premiere]
Two inseparable friends move to Kyoto to chase their dreams of becoming maiko, but decide to pursue different passions while living under the same roof. Click here for more information.
SUNDANCE NOW One Lane Bridge [3rd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX Velma [Series Premiere / Animated]
The origin of the sleuth and member of the Mystery Inc. gang, Velma. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Vikings: Valhalla [2nd Season Premiere]
THE CW Walker: Cry Uncle [4th Season Winter Premiere]
THE CW Walker Independence: The Death of Mary Collins [1st Season Winter Premiere]
Friday, January 13, 2023
APPLE TV+ Echo 3: Heat [1st Season Finale]
AMAZON Hunters [2nd Season Premiere]
AMAZON LOL: Last One Laughing Quebec [1st Season Finale]
APPLE TV+ Servant [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Dog Gone [Movie]
When his beloved dog goes missing, a young man embarks on an incredible search with his parents to find him and give him life-saving medication. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK Sick [Special]
As the pandemic steadily brings the world to a halt, Parker and her best friend Miri decide to quarantine at the family lake house alone—or so they think. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Sky Rojo [Series Finale]
Saturday, January 14, 2023
NETFLIX Crash Course in Romance [Series Premiere]
A mother with a heart of gold navigates the cutthroat world of private education when her daughter tries to join a celebrity math instructor’s class. Click here for more information.
ROKU The 71st Miss Universe Competition
THE CW World’s Funniest Animals [3rd Season Winter Premiere]